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Flourless Orange and Almond Cake

A moist and naturally sweetened flourless cake celebrating whole-food ingredients including whole orange, almonds and dates, to nourish your body from the inside out.
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Preservative Free, Refined Sugar Free, Soy Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes



  • Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 175C. 
  • Place 2 oranges (unpeeled) in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil then simmer covered for 45 minutes. (Make sure oranges remain covered with water). Drain and cool. 
  • Meanwhile, thinly slice remaining orange. Cover the bottom of a lined large round cake tin with the orange slices. Set aside. 
  • Cut cooled boiled oranges into quarters (discard any seeds). 
  • Place boiled oranges, eggs, dates, baking powder and vanilla powder into a high powered blender (I use a Vitamix) and puree until smooth. 
  • In a medium bowl mix together orange puree with almond meal. 
  • Pour batter on top of orange slices in your cake tin and bake for 45 mins to 1 hour, or until golden on top (depending on your oven). Check using a skewer. If still wet on the inside continue baking and check every 15 minutes.
  • Allow to slightly cool for 15 minutes then turn out so the orange slices at the bottom become the top of your cake. 



Recipe Tips:
  • This recipe is suitable to freeze.
  • Boiling the oranges brings out the natural fragrant oils in the skin and adds a gorgeous real orange flavour to the cake.
  • I love using my Vitamix to make this cake.
  • Instead of lining your cake with orange slices you can also top your batter with almond flakes before baking.
  • *If you like your cake extra sweet you can add a few more dates or serve drizzled with maple syrup.